Montevideo man indicted on explosives charges, not terrorism


A grand jury has indicted a man whom the FBI claimed was planning a terrorist attack in Montevideo.

The Star Tribune reports the federal indictment charges Buford "Bucky" Rogers with four felony counts, including possession of Molotov cocktails and a pipe bomb. Rogers is also charged with possession of a firearm by a felon. His 2011 burglary conviction prohibits him from owning a gun.

Rogers was arrested during an FBI raid at a Montevideo mobile home on May 3rd. Law enforcement authorities said then that the arrest was timed to prevent a terrorist attack against Montevideo police.

Family members disputed that claim and his lawyer complained that authorities had released false information about Rogers.

The Star Tribune's report says Rogers was not charged under any terrorism statutes and the indictment makes no mention of any plan to attack police.

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